Exclusive Interview: Director Jeff Greenstein on HUSBANDS THE SERIES Season 3

Sean Hemeon and Brad "Cheeks" Bell in HUSBANDS THE SERIES | ©2013 The CW

HUSBANDS THE SERIES began life in 2011 as eleven two-minute episodes for the Internet, chronicling the early days of the marriage between performer Cheeks (Brad “Cheeks” Bell) and star baseball player Brady (Sean Hemeon). Created by Bell and Jane Espenson and directed by Jeff Greenstein, HUSBANDS promptly became a phenomenon. When a Kickstarter campaign was launched in 2012 to fund a second season, the goal was surpassed so quickly that the production was able to become more elaborate. Now Season 3 and 3.5 are here. CWSeed.com is running HUSBANDS, which is available worldwide. HUSBANDS fans have launched the website husbandstvnow.com […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jane Espenson on HUSBANDS: THE SERIES, ONCE UPON A TIME and more

Jane Espenson at the HUSBANDS: THE SERIES premiere | ©2013/Jonathan Reilly

HUSBANDS: THE SERIES, the story of Cheeks (Brad “Cheeks”Bell) and Brady (Sean Hemeon), who date briefly, marry and then try to make it work, started as a completely independent Web series. Its third season has been picked up by CWSeed.com, the online arm of the CW, with new episodes debuting each Wednesday. Jane Espenson co-created HUSBANDS with star Bell; the two executive-produced the series together. Espenson has a long, impressive line of television credits as a writer and producer – she is currently working as a writer/producer on both ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME and its spin-off, ONCE UPON A […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Brad “Cheeks” Bell chats HUSBANDS THE SERIES – Season 3

HUSBANDS THE SERIES - Season 3 | ©2013 The CW Seed

HUSBANDS THE SERIES is the independent Web series that could – and did. The brainchild of creators Jane Espenson and Brad “Cheeks” Bell, HUSBANDS began life as a series of eleven two-minute segments, directed by fellow exec producer Jeff Greenstein, about two men, entertainer Cheeks (played by Bell) and baseball player Brady (Sean Hemeon), who are dating each other and then wake up from a drunk night married in Vegas once a Federal Marriage Equality law has passed. Season 1 went up on HusbandstheSeries.com and promptly became both a Web and a civil rights entertainment phenomenon. It won awards, it […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Brad “Cheeks” Bell chats HUSBANDS THE SERIES

Sean Hemeon and Cheeks in HUSBANDS

HUSBANDS THE SERIES is the hit Web series created by Jane Espenson and Brad “Cheeks” Bell. Directed by Jeff Greenstein, HUSBANDS stars Bell under his performing name Cheeks as the character Cheeks, an entertainment figure who is married to less free-spirited star baseball player Brady, played by Sean Hemeon. Now in the middle of its second season, HUSBANDS THE SERIES posts a new episode every other Wednesday, alternating with behind-the-scenes and making-of footage for the three-part show, which can be found online at LoveHusbands.com, with first season and publicity materials still at HusbandsTheSeries.com. Among the many other doors it has […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: HUSBANDS THE SERIES Season 2 talk from co-creator Jane Espenson

Alessandra Torresani, Brad “Cheeks” Bell and Sean Hemion in HUSBANDS THE SERIES - Season 2 | ©2012 Brad Bell and Jane Espenson

HUSBANDS THE SERIES has made all kinds of news since its first season premiered last year. The Web series about two men, performer Cheeks (Brad “Cheeks” Bell) and baseball player Brady (Sean Hemion), who get legally married while drunk in Vegas and decide to try to make things work, was written up in the New Yorker and Time Magazine, and became the first ongoing Internet show to be honored with its own panel by the Los Angeles branch of the Paley Center for Media. The first season of HUSBANDS THE SERIES, also starring Alessandra Torresani as Cheeks’ inebriated best friend […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jane Espenson scoop on HUSBANDS THE SERIES – Season 2

HUSBANDS, a new web series from Jane Espenson

When Jane Espenson and Brad “Cheeks” Bell wrote and produced their Internet comedy HUSBANDS THE SERIES, starring Cheeks and Sean Hemeon and Cheeks and Brady, two men who spontaneously legally marry each other and then try to make the relationship work, the creators thought they were just doing something creative and fun. The reaction was seismic. Awards and national coverage followed, including articles in the Advocate and a review in the New Yorker. Airing in eleven two-minute installments, HUSBANDS THE SERIES also acquired a huge fan following. Co-starring Alessandra Torresani as Cheeks’ best friend Hayley and directed and executive-produced by […]Read On »

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Exclusive Set Visit: Set visit to HUSBANDS THE SERIES – Part 2

Sean Hemeon and Cheeks in HUSBANDS

With over 100,000 viewers just two weeks into its run, HUSBANDS THE SERIES is a Web hit. Executive-produced by Jane Espenson and written by Espenson and Brad Bell, who stars in the production under his performing and character name Cheeks, HUSBANDS is a comedy about two gay men, played by Cheeks and Sean Hemeon, who marry each other while drunk and then decide to try to make the marriage work. The show consists of eleven approximately two-minute episodes that can be viewed on husbandstheseries.com. On one of the HUSBANDS’ sets, Espenson, Bell, Hemeon, director Jeff Greenstein (an executive producer/writer/director on […]Read On »

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Exclusive: Set visit to new comedic web series HUSBANDS – Part 1

Cheeks and Sean Hemeon in HUSBANDS

In a pleasant one-story house on a quiet street in North Hollywood, two handsome young men walk down a hallway, have a friendly argument, then get into bed together. Then they do it again, and again. This is because this is a scene from HUSBANDS, the first known Marriage Equality sitcom for the Web. Produced and written by Jane Espenson, who also financed, and Brad Bell, HUSBANDS is the story of what can happen when marriage equality has passed in the U.S. at the federal level. All over the country, same-sex couples now have the same rights as opposite-sex pairs. […]Read On »

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Sneak Peak teaser clip of HUSBANDS, Jane Espenson’s new web series

HUSBANDS, a new web series from Jane Espenson

Jane Espenson is known for her work in the sci-fi/fantasy genre. Most people with an interest in the works of Joss Whedon know that Espenson has been a writer/producer on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL, FIREFLY and DOLLHOUSE. She also worked on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and CAPRICA, co-created WAREHOUSE 13, and this year wrote episodes of GAME OF THRONES and TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY. However, in HUSBANDS, Espenson’s first foray as an independent producer and Internet entrepreneur, there’s only one futuristic element. In the show, which consists of 11 two-minute episodes and premieres at www. husbandstheseries.com on September 13, the Marriage Equality […]Read On »

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